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Credits:
Writers – Steve Orlando and Gerard Way
Artist (main story) – Dale Eaglesham
Artist (epilogue) – Nick Derington
Colorists – Tamra Bonvillain and Marissa Louise
Letters – Clem Robins
Cover – Clay Mann and Marissa Louise
Editors – Jamie S. Rich and Molly Mahan

 

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Leading up to the signing I thought it would be much like other signings that I had been to and expected 500-1000 people to show up at the most. Turns out I was wrong and the line for this signing was so long by the time we showed up at 9am that it was looping all through Third Eye’s parking lot and flowed on down the street.

Luckily, my friend and I had VIP passes so we still went to the front of the line and were guaranteed entry! (phew!) We were told by event staff that over 1500 people showed up and I have to believe that since once my friend and I went in to meet Gerard we stayed to hand out business cards and stickers for GWayFUN.com. I had brought 700 business cards and 1500 stickers and we ran out of business cards before we could get through the line.

Once inside the store we were really impressed with how big it was. I’d never seen such a big comic shop before so I was really thrilled to look around. I was allowed to take pictures of Gerard for a few minutes so I got busy doing that and then joined my friend back in the line.

When we got up to Steve and Gerard they were both incredibly nice. Steve seemed to be quiet and maybe just a little overwhelmed by the size of the crowd, but was extremely kind and sweet to sign all of our issues of Milk Wars. Gerard, a veteran at these things by now, was his normal happy upbeat self. If he was overwhelmed by the turn out you wouldn’t have noticed.

I’ve met Gerard quite a few times and he’s always so nice to me. It had been over a year since the last time we had been face to face and I thought for sure he would have forgotten me by then, but he hadn’t. And made that clear by telling me it was great seeing me again. When I gave him the stickers and business cards for the site his reaction was an immediate “I love these.”

And he so very kindly signed two things personalized to me…

One thing personalized for each of the three girls who help me run FUN- Eva, Aliisa and Rina….

 

And seven things for the site for upcoming giveaways…

I had some art from my friend Aliisa to give to him and he had liked some of her art on Instagram the week before. I told him that he had made her so happy liking her art and he told me that he was going to start searching the #DCYoungAnimal hashtag on a more regular basis because he loves the art he sees under the tag by everyone.

We were so grateful to him and Steve for being so kind and generous with their time and in being willing to sign additional things for us to giveaway to all you wonderful people.

We were equally grateful to the staff at Third Eye Comics. I’ve been to many signings for G but none so organized and laid back. Most events have security strong arming and barking orders at you as you stand in line, but Third Eye had giveaways and did fun things to entertain the people waiting in line. It was an incredibly laid back and easy going atmosphere and everyone was incredibly nice. Job very very very well done. I’d come back for a Third Eye event in a second!

Below are the pictures we took from the signing. Enjoy!

 

 

Credits:
Writer: Jon Rivera
Artist: Langdon Foss
Colorist: Nick Filardi
Letterist: Clem Robbins
Cover By Ryan Hughes
Editor: Molly Mahan
Crossover brought to you by Gerard Way and Steve Orlando
Swamp Thing created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson

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Credits:
Written by Cecil Castellucci
Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo
Colored by Marissa Louise
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
Edited by Molly Mahan and Jamie S. Rich
DC’s Young Animal crossover captains are Gerard Way & Steve Orlando (haha)
Shade The Changing Man created Steve Ditko
Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

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Credits:
Written by Cecil Castellucci
Illustrated by Mirka Andolfo
Colored by Marissa Louise
Lettered by Saida Temofonte
Edited by Molly Mahan and Jamie S. Rich
DC’s Young Animal crossover captains are Gerard Way & Steve Orlando (haha)
Shade The Changing Man created Steve Ditko
Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston

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Credits:
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Ty Templeton
Colorist: Keiren Smith
Letters: John Workman
Cover: Frank Quietly
Editor: Molly Mahan
Crossover “shepherded” (haha) by Gerard Way and Steve Orlando
Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Mother Panic created by Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards and Gerard Way

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If you’ve never read Mother Panic before and you’ve been wondering when would be a good place to jump in, the answer is right here. This issue is so brilliantly done that you could easily pick it up from here and know everything there is to know about her (but you’d be missing out on some great stories so once you’re as hooked as I am, be sure to go back and read the last 4 story arcs).

Just like in the JLA/Doom Patrol issue Mother Panic & Batman find themselves faced with a milky dilemma to solve. And it’s done in a comical yet touching way that really finds you focusing on the feel-good empowerment vibes that you’ll get from reading this issue.

The two vigilantes must face their pasts and possibly be destroyed by them if they cannot find a way to break the spell the milk is holding over them. I really enjoyed how this was done because it made me ask the question to myself. What would I do if I could erase my past and have a whole new set of memories? Would I be different? Would I have a happier life? I think we’ve all asked ourselves that question at some point, but I love how Mother Panic & Batman deal with it.

And while I promised no spoilers, you can easily tell from the cover that Batman is affected by the Milk and it’s he who needs saving this time. In previous issues of Mother Panic, Batman is often the one to step in and help her out, so it was a nice switch, but that’s not to say Mother Panic doesn’t have her own troubles with the milk as well, because it definitely leaves some lasting effects on her too. And the predicaments they find themselves in will leave you laughing.

The writing in this issue is just absolutely incredible. Mother Panic (and I’m sure Batman too) is a very serious, dark book, but this Milk Wars issue had a sense of humor to it that I really enjoyed. It was nice seeing Jody using a different writing style than I’m used to, and it just goes to show how great she is as a writer. And I sincerely loved the touching moments that were scattered throughout this issue- especially the scenes between Violet and her mom, Rebecca.

The art and colors didn’t really fall in line with the typical art we’d see in a Mother Panic book either. I’m not sure what I feel seeing Mother Panic look almost cartoonish in her costume, but I do think the artist is very talented and did the job well, I just may be a little spoiled from having fallen in love with Tommy Lee Edwards work with Mother Panic who gave her more of an average build and paid close attention to the finest of details to make her as realistic as possible. That said, I did enjoy the art and colors here. Where this had more lighthearted writing moments the art did work with that because it felt like a more lighthearted style of art which did set the tone for this issue to not take itself as seriously as Mother Panic usually does, so if that is what they were going for they definitely achieved it- but I enjoy Mother Panic being dark and detailed.

Overall this was an incredibly fun read and I have zero complaints. Time & money well spent.

Rating: 10/10

Credits:
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Ty Templeton
Colorist: Keiren Smith
Letters: John Workman
Cover: Frank Quietly
Editor: Molly Mahan
Crossover “shepherded” (haha) by Gerard Way and Steve Orlando
Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Mother Panic created by Jody Houser, Tommy Lee Edwards and Gerard Way

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